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Connecting with rock art, sites, and artifacts is often important for gaining understanding. Today’s guest is Laura Lee. Laura is Vice President and Director of Research and Outreach of Cuyamungue, The Felicitas D Goodman Institute and will discuss ecstatic postures and altered states of consciousness. Transcripts For rough transcripts of this epis…
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Is the USS Hornet the most haunted ship in America? No! How do I know this? Because my dad said so, and he should know because he worked on it for years! Also because while there’s no such thing as ghosts, tourist dollars are definitely real. Transcripts For rough transcripts of this episode go to https://www.archpodnet.com/pseudo/139 Contact Kinke…
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This week we have three fascinating Archaeology news stories! First up, Archaeologists have determined what Roman wine tastes like. Then, a new study looks at the impact of micro plastic contamination on archaeological sites. And finally a unique lynx burial puzzles, well, everyone! Links Segment 1 Archaeologists Have Determined What Ancient Roman …
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Are you ready for another use(wear)ful episode? Then listen to part two of Ash and Tilly’s chat with special guest Dr Amber Roy, as they tackle the issue of how to classify a polished stone axe from the Bazkardum Society of Dwarfish History. How long have axes been used in human history? How can you tell what an axe was used for? And why is Tilly w…
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The unprovoked Russian attack on Ukraine in February 2022 marks the largest armed conflict in Europe since the second World War, and at least six million Ukrainians had to flee their home country. This ongoing war also damaged or destroyed many archaeological sites and museums featuring the rich cultural heritage in eastern and southern Ukraine. My…
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We love getting show suggestions and questions from fans. We had one asking about drugs and pain meds being used in the field to manage fatique and pain. What do you do if you see it happening? How do you talk to someone that is taking drugs? We discuss these topics on this episode. Leave your own comments at www.archpodnet.com. Transcripts For rou…
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Since we are so close to Easter, maybe it's time to discuss something connected to the holiday. So why not the Shroud of Turin? Some claim the cloth carries the image of Jesus Christ, and others have pointed out that making a copy of it is relatively simple. And yes, Ancient Aliens are using the shroud as evidence for their alien hypothesis. Today,…
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This week we have 3 interesting archaeology news stories. First up, “curse tablets” were found at a Roman villa in the UK. Then, a 1,000 year old bone ice skate was found at a site in the Czech Republic. And finally, we have a discussion about the length of childhood in humans, and how it evolved to be that way and the somewhat overlooked archaeolo…
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Dr. Garfinkel has been going to Little Lake for about 50 years now. On today’s episode we describe Little Lake, the rock art there, and it’s significance to the people native to the area for the last 10,000 years. We also talk about the California Rock Art Foundation trips to Little Lake and how you can be a part of that. Use the California Rock Ar…
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It’s time to come out of the dark ages this month with one of the most famous British archaeological sites: Sutton Hoo. This episode, Matilda is joined by Natasha Billson, a professional archaeologist and presenter, to chat all about the amazing Sutton Hoo helmet. Why is this object so important to our understanding of the past? What does it have t…
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This week we discuss 3 archaeological sites that we visited while in Arizona: Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Castle and Well National Monument. Links Tuzigoot National Park Service page Montezuma Castle National Park Service American Southwest Virtual Museum - Montezuma Castle Montezuma Well National Park Service page Contact Chris Webste…
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It’s time for an axe-tremely axe-citing episode! Ash and Tilly have to deal with a tricky situation over at the Bazkardum Society of Dwarfish History, who want to know how to classify a recently donated polished stone axe. Luckily, they have help from special guest Dr Amber Roy - experimental archaeologist and microwear analyst who specialises in p…
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Let's dust off our thinking hats and join in exploring two objects brought up in the Ancient Alien episode "Relics" from Season 6, episode 8. First, we will spend time with four golden hats from the European Bronze Age. Some claim they functioned as priestly antennas, but how do they fit into the Bronze Age cult. Then we will move on to the Copper …
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On today’s episode, Jessica chats with the crew she has been working with on the Boulder Ethnographic-Education Project. The crew includes the amazing Erica Walters (Ethnographer, Living Heritage Anthropology), Reshawn Edison (Ethnographer, Living Heritage Anthropology; Diné; CESC Program Coordinator for Harvest of All First Nations), and Joseph Ga…
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This week we have 3 interesting archaeology news stories. First, we discuss a new dating technique that researchers in Ukraine are using on early human tools. Then, we head over to Mexico where a construction project has uncovered a uniquely arranged group burial. And finally, we head down to Peru, and the gorgeous city of Cajamarca, where research…
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For today, we are diving into a deep, dark abyss of the truly stupid. All I can say is that I am truly sorry, because your good sense, happiness, and faith in the human race are guaranteed to be destroyed by the Lost Continent of Mu. You have been warned. Transcripts For rough transcripts of this episode go to https://www.archpodnet.com/pseudo/138 …
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In our 50th episode, our Geophysics Technician Andres Perez Arana entertains a packed Red Deer to describe what archaeologists are able to observe without getting their hands dirty. He includes many examples of site she has worked at whilst in commercial and academic archaeology. ArchPodNet APN Website: https://www.archpodnet.com APN on Facebook: h…
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Ouch! In episode 14, Tilly and Ash confront the Magisterium of Malintent, the Grand Council of Dark Lords to talk about their power dynamics and how the archaeological record isn’t always as clear cut when it comes to understanding hierarchy and power. Links DNA Study of female warrior grave (Birka) Elven Quest "Dark Lord" in The Encyclopedia of Fa…
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As we scrambled for a topic this week, we all realized that we were having issues with companies going out of business. Whether buying screens, running radiocarbon samples, or upgrading computer programs, we found that some businesses that we used for years were closing. What do you do after that happens? The obvious answer is find a new supplier, …
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This time, we will continue our examination of the pyramids of Ancient Egypt, especially the Great Pyramid of Khufu. We will investigate the queen's pyramids, take a trip with Khufu's sun boat, and sit down and read the Red Sea scrolls. Ultimately, we will see that this marvel of human engineering was indeed done by a workforce organized by Khufu. …
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On today’s episode, we interview Dr. Rebecca Foote, the Director of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Research for the Royal Commission for AlUla in Saudi Arabia (RCU). Rebecca’s current role focuses on executing in-depth archaeological study unique in both geographical size and scale, assessing the rich and complex past of the AlUla region of nort…
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Chris and Alan discuss a panel that was discovered in the eastern Sierra’s of California recently. It’s one of the most complex panels that either of us have ever seen. We deconstruct this panel and talk about some of the elements. Transcripts For rough transcripts of this episode go to https://www.archpodnet.com/rockart/119 Links To see the image,…
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Finally, Atlantis in all its glory!!! In this episode, I track the history of the oxymoron otherwise known as “Atlantean thought.” What is the history of Atlantis? Why do we still talk about it today? Where is it? Did Plato just make it up? (Hint - is Star Wars real, or did George Lucas just make it up? You decide…). Transcripts For rough transcrip…
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After chatting with Danny all about the tools and techniques used in ancient tattooing, it’s time to talk about the tattoos themselves! For that, Matilda enlisted the help of professional archaeologist Aaron Deter-Wolf, who specialises in the study of ancient tattoos all around the world. But how exactly can you identify tattoos on badly preserved …
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We’ve got three great news stories for you this week. We start with the oldest rock paintings in South America. They might be conveying a message. Next up is a tale of discarded armor from the first capital of Maryland. Finally, we talk about a 10,000 year old wall that was used to hunt reindeer. It’s now under 70 feet of water! Links Segment 1 Thi…
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